6 There be
many [rab] that say, ['amar] Who will
shew [ra'ah] us any good [towb]? LORD, [Yahovah] lift thou
up [nasa'] the light ['owr] of thy countenance [paniym]
upon us. KJV-Interlinear
6 Many are saying,
"Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Thy countenance
upon us, O Lord! NASB
The phrase, who will
show us good, is an expression for how do we find happiness.
And as we have already
learned from the first psalm, happiness’s (plural) come from God.
(singular) is what man seeks, in his attempt to relate happiness to things that
are external from himself.
Humanity seeks happiness
in things, in sensations. People seek wealth, money, in acquisitions, in
entertainment, in social interactions, in sensual activities. And all of these
things are separate and apart from ones inner self. They are all temporary and
God provides happiness’s
in many different forms, and Gods happiness’s are internal to the soul and an
integral part of your existence. God does not provide happiness in things,
because as circumstances change, then your happiness or mood is subject to
However, doctrine is
consistent, unchangeable, reliable and permanent. Doctrine in the soul creates
a palace, a temple, a fortress within your inner self. And once you possess
something in spirit, then you possess it forever.
Lifting up the light of
countenance, is an expression for grace. Grace is Gods favor. And when God
gives you favors, then that is something remarkable and phenomenal. The world
in all of its glory, cannot match even one single small favor that God can
provide. And God provides favors in abundance to those who advance in their
Who can show happiness?
Who can provide happiness? Who can accomplish a fulfilled and complete life?
Only God can do that,
and He does it through the written word, Bible doctrine.
You can look to the
world and you will end up with nothing. You can look to doctrine, and your life
will end up with phenomenal blessings beyond imagination.